Saturday, June 7, 2008

Candoro Ruins: Reclamation

The Candoro Marble Works was once the nation's largest producer of Tennessee pink marble. Established in the small community of Vestal in 1914, Candoro employed 140 people at its peak production. The factory cut and finished marble blocks from quarries in the surrounding counties. While the old company office and showroom is being restored, the factory itself settles into genteel ruin, slowly being reclaimed by time, weather, and tangled vines.

While I'm away, I hope you enjoy this tour of the Candoro Marble Works in South Knoxville.

4 comments:

Jim said...

I like the picture, Mother Nature taking back.

babooshka said...

It is sad that building are neglected, on the otherhand it's made for a great image of as jim says nature reclaiming.

USelaine said...

A beautiful effect, the sky lit panes with the vines and branches.

Hilda said...

I love how mother earth takes back her spaces once man leaves.